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UWRF students take top honors at regional dairy science conference

The UW-River Falls senior team that took first place, from left: Steve Kelm, advisor, Erik Warmka, Isaac Solum, Jeff Neuser and Eric Zwiefelhofer.

A UW-River Falls Dairy Club team took top honors in the quiz bowl competition at the Midwest Regional American Dairy Science Association- Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD) Conference in Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 31- Feb. 2.

More than 400 students from 13 universities around the region attended the conference to expand their knowledge on the dairy industry. Steve Kelm, professor of animal science, accompanied the 44 members from UWRF who attended. The conference included educational sessions, intercollegiate competitions, and networking or social events.

UWRF competed in both the junior and senior divisions of the quiz bowl competition, with the UWRF team taking home top honors in the senior division.

The senior team included: Jeff Neuser, Manitowoc; Isaac Solum, Rice Lake; Erik Warmka, Fox Lake; and, Eric Zwiefelhofer, Bloomer.

The senior team placed first after defeating UW-Madison in the semi-finals and Ohio State University in the finals.

The junior team, consisting of Liz Boesl, Boyceville; Eryn Orth, Winona, Minn.; Brad Rostad, Zumbrota, Minn.; and Sierra Solum, Rice Lake; was defeated in the semi-finals.

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